The Clarke family in Ballina have been synonymous with wild Irish salmon since Jackie Clarke first set up business in Ballina in 1945. A family business, now managed by Jack’s son John Clarke, ensures that the traditional values from which it started are maintained and carried on.
Blessed with the river Moy close by, Clarke’s seafood business had a plentiful supply of wild salmon. The tables of Ballina’s residents were well served by wild salmon from Clarke’s. Indeed, contact with fish markets in Dublin and beyond were established and fresh wild salmon was shipped to Billingsgate, Liverpool and Manchester.